More than a month ago I posted two step by step tutorials showing how to make some fun paper quilled earrings with the technique called tubing. As I mentioned, I saw the technique first here on Jane Jenkin’s quilling blog a couple months ago. She explains that it is originally created by Genevieve Godden and she saw it on the Quilling Guild blog (click here if you are interested in becoming a member of the Quilling Guild – you can only read the official blog if you are a member). I have been having fun making a few more pairs of earrings with tubing – some of the same patterns that I already showed, and a new style as well. Here they are!
Sealant for the earrings
For those are wanting to make your own earrings, you’ll want to make sure they are sealed to be sturdy and water resistant before using them as jewelry. Click here to read all of the posts I have about sealant. OR if you want a quick answer and product names, I would suggest this:
- Start by using a liquid sealer that will soak into your earring and make it nice and stiff. I suggest Ceramcoat All Purpose Sealer (click here to read a review post with tips about this sealer). With some earrings you can get away without using a liquid sealer as the base coat, but for these earrings to keep their shape (especially the spirals and the snail) they NEED to be as stiff as possible or else they’ll lose their shape, hence the need for the Ceramcoat sealer or similar product.
- Finish with a topcoat to make your piece water resistant and sturdy. I recommend either PPA matte, PPA gloss, or Diamond Glaze, though there are others that work well also.
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Great article Honey! I have seen these and I never really knew what they were. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the comment 🙂 I imagine the pieces of tubing could be used for all sorts of cool effects even in mosaics!
Very useful article and fabulous earrings